| 5th January 2012
Following the popularity of its C1 model Citroen has announced it will be releasing a new C1 model with lower running costs and a minor styling update.
The new C1 is making its world debut at the Brussels Motor Show on 10 January 2012 and will be available in the UK as early as April 2012.
The new city car has better emissions with just 99g/km from the help of a three-cylinder petrol engine which produces 68hp and is equipped with a manual gearbox. It also returns an impressive mileage of 65.7mpg, making it the most greenest petrol car in Citroen's range.
These sub 100g/km emissions mean that the new C1 is exempt from congestion charge, which is a bonus as it is a city car and designed for urban driving. The new C1 is also the first Citroen petrol model to emit less than 100g/km and goes up against similar road tax-free petrol cars such as the popular Fiat 500.
As it is a city car interior space never goes amiss and the C1's 139-700 litres is quite impressive for such a compact car. Other practical qualities include its choice of either three-door or five-door versions of the model.
In terms of style the new C1 has a new front end and a shorter bonnet which give it a sportier appeal alongside its new 14" alloy wheels. It also has an array of new body colours: Scarlet red, Electra blue, Lipizzan white, Caldera black and two grey tones (Gallium grey and Carlinite grey). The C1 also keeps its classic appeal of its rounded headlights and glass tailgate.
Inside the new C1 has a leather steering wheel and entry-level models come with Mistral 'Nokimat' cloth upholstery. There is also a new CD audio system with Citroen's integrated Connecting Box (Bluetooth system with USB socket).
The new Citroen C1 is on sale in the UK in April 2012.